Ok I'm sorry that it's actually Mother's Day now and I'm just getting to post this lol... yesterday was very busy and I got up late to start it all, then went to a cooking demo/dinner/wine pairing so needless to say, afterwards it was best that I didn't post in a public forum haha
But here's the cheesy meatloaf recipe I'll be making for mom tonight... we've done it before and it's really good!
1 slightly beaten egg
3/4 cup soft rye bread crumbs (I just crumble 1 slice of whatever bread we've got)
3/4 cup shredded provolone or mozzarella cheese (3oz)
3 Tbsp beer, milk or water
2 Tbsp purchased basil pesto (I cut this to 1 Tbsp, because it can be overpowering)
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 pound lean ground beef (I assume you could use turkey too)
Sliced provolone or mozzarella (I actually use cheddar) - optional
1. In a large bowl stir together egg, bread crumbs, cheese, beer/water/milk, pesto, nutmeg, and pepper. Add ground beef; mix well. Form into a loaf; place in 8x4x3 inch loaf pan (note: GREASE THE PAN! haha, I just use cooking spray)
2. Bake in a 350*F oven for 45 - 50 minutes or until meat is done (160*F internal)
3. Transfer loaf to platter. If desired, diagonally halve slices of provolone/mozzarella/cheddar cheese. Place 3 cheese triangles on top of meat loaf. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition facts per serving (this is a total of 4 servings): 341 cal, 22g total fat (9g sat. fat), 141mg chol., 338mg sodium, 6g carbs, 1g fiber, 29g pro.
And to make sure this is all "legal" haha this recipe comes from page 162 of the Better Homes and Gardens Biggest Book of Low-Carb Recipes copyright 2004